YC Hertfordshire at the Pioneer Youth Centre, St Albans

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YC Hertfordshire runs several different youth projects at the Pioneer Youth Centre in St Albans. You can get involved in all kinds of regular activities as well as live music events and performances. You plan the events that you want to do here! YC Hertfordshire is the new name for Youth Connexions.

The Pioneer Youth Centre provides facilities for young people between the ages of 13 and 17. There are both social and educational programmes on offer. We encourage young people to play an active role in the planning of activities at the Pioneer Youth Centre and this means that what's on offer is always fun, creative and ever-changing!

There are loads of possibilities for activities at the centre, including sports, arts, drama and music. If we can't provide what you need we will provide trips and visits, for example, to the YC Hertfordshire outdoor education centre to try canoeing, rock climbing, caving etc.

We have a four-station computer suite with broadband internet access, a large playing field to the rear of the building and access to the indoor skate park outside of youth project session times.

We also provide information on important issues and want to hear your views too, so there are often discussions on all sorts of topics from relationships, friends and families, sexual health, drugs to football, fashion and what else is going on in the world!

Youth projects at the Pioneer...

Wednesdays, 7-9pm: including the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Your opportunity to work towards the DofE Award. You'll get lots of help and support when you take part in this exciting and challenging programme. It's a great chance to meet new people and try new activities. For more info see

Fridays, 6.30-8.30pm
Come along every Friday evening and get invloved. We also have live music on the 1st Friday of every month. The events are organised by young people for local bands to showcase their talent. Click this link for full details of the Pioneer Music Development Group:

No booking needed except for live music and showcase events.

Facilities for people with disabilities:
The Pioneer Youth Centre has limited accessibility for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility - all entrances and exits are wheelchair friendly and there is an accessible toilet facility but no changing or hoist facility. Parts of the project operate on a first and second floor. The staff team are equipped to support young people with a range of learning and educational needs and keen to work with partners to support young people with sensory disabilities.


Venue: Pioneer Youth Centre, Heathlands Drive, St Albans AL3 5AY

Age Range: 13-17

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
See above for what's on when at the Pioneer Youth Centre.

Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire St Albans Team, tel: 01442 454060, email: yc.stalbans@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...

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